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Melampode (3 syl.)

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Black hellebore; so called from Melampus, a famous soothsayer and physician, who cured with it the daughters of Prætus of their melancholy. (Virgil: Georgics, iii. 550.)

“My seely sheep, like well below,

They need not melampode;

For they been hale enough I trow.

And liken their abode.”


Spenser: Eclogue vii.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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